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syria's president decries the who led massacre and blasts the perpetrators as monsters fresh attempts to blame his regime are being labeled as part of a plan to engineer foreign military intervention. in. syria center stage two of the russian summit european leaders pushing russia to exert more pressure on damascus. dialogue to resolve the conflict. plus the court's verdict on egypt's ousted leader hosni mubarak and his aides ignites continued protest as both candidates competing in the presidential election seek to exploit the sentencing.
you're watching kerry johnston syrian leader bashar al assad has flatly rejected any state involvement in the water calling it a monstrous massacre the president went on to blame not the opposition but foreign backed fighters in syria he says are spreading chaos. says foreign intervention may be the ultimate intention. ten days after the terrible massacre in the syrian city of who're the world is still watching to see how this tipping point will shape the crisis while there is still at least some hope of a peaceful solution many analysts believe those hopes are fading fast the american british and french push for military intervention in syria is absolutely enormous we've seen hague of course william hague the british foreign secretary
calling for intervention we've seen the new french president saying the same thing the americans obviously taking the lead the specter of a military solution has returned after the syrian regime was condemned internationally for the death of one hundred eight people half of whom were children before investigation into who was responsible was even launched they're all saying that their side regime is committing human rights abuses and they repeat this message obsessive like i am confident to predict that indeed it will remain fixed in people's minds and could well be used as a pretext and you don't have to look back to cloud to see where hasty genitally saw a rush to take up arms over the course of the war and see exactly what happened in our division of a massacre which was the village of russia you have a u.n. inquiry that was severely bullied by the u.s. ambassador's leading your observation mission on the ground your claims that it was a programs are innocent civilians by government troops serving with blame presented
with ultimatum and random games and bombed back then the yugoslavian government just like the syrian one now condemned militants for the killings in this case blaming of benon separatists from the kosovo liberation army an investigation was launched to find out whether the victims were innocent civilians as the international community claimed or whether the country's army had been battling professional fighters two out of three forensic inquiries proved. most of the casualties died in combat the third report by an e.u. team has never been made public interesting we know about the. then reports of syrian rebels who are they are liaising with the. think of being in kosovo liberation army people who were basically agents of mido in the course or. basically training on don't know they were saying they were training in the marsian
human rights but definitely the only training that ever even anybody is how do you figure masculine or stage a war and i believe that's exactly what's happening now. but even with hindsight after the nato bombing of yugoslavia ruling the alliances those tribes in libya last year history isn't been prevented from repeating itself again and again. when these disturbing images from the syrian village of whole are made world headlines everybody agreed those who are guilty must be punished but the reaction from the international community has been so sweet and so called in ated the risk is that punishment will come before even those who are truly responsible are posed and that could mean not just the loss of justice but also huge loss of life written off an r t moscow well neil clark a contributor to britain's guardian newspaper says a major obstacle to kofi island's peace plan is the virtual free rein the given to
the rebels by their backers. crucial point of the whole affair now and i think that the onus must be on the western powers to sort of back down here because you know let's face it the u.s. britain france saudi arabia qatar do not want to succeed it's the syrian government wanted to see the russian china what you know why is the plan working so far in bringing peace because the rebels are still fighting they're still using arms terrorist attacks are taking place in syria and one of the syrian government supposed to do in response seems now evidence has come out of who are that you know last week we were told it was a syrian government now the evidence is not so clear and the only way we can have a peaceful solution to this is the western powers and countries like qatar saudi arabia rein in the rebels and say to them look stop this and stop supplying them with arms so you know it's up to the people who are backing the violent rebels to rein them in now thousands of lebanese or troops have been deployed to tripoli the
nation's second largest city an effort to stop clashes between pro and anti asaad groups more than a dozen civilians have died there in recent days as the conflict from neighboring syria spills across the border. who say from america's syracuse university believes the growing violence is being fueled by gulf arab states. the regional countries are are interfering in syria this easily becomes a regional conflict and it's devastating for lebanon which has suffered enough already so many years of civil war between one nine hundred seventy five and one nine hundred ninety and now you know violence is happening on a much more extreme level in the north and the lebanese are getting nervous they don't want to have to live through another civil war and it seems like the international and foreign in the gulf states are only encouraging the lebanese to get more involved and to drag it into a civil war and again i think this is more a political agenda than anything else this has to do with the resistance access
this has to do with hizbollah this has to do with iran and the west determined attempt to undermine these players in the regional politics because they know how popular they are and they know how powerful they are and it's just going to make the whole region into a complication huge conflict and this could be avoided if the gulf countries step back didn't get involved in lebanon didn't get involved in syria and if the west didn't instigate them to calls for outside military intervention in syria and blaming only that i said regime for the violence is something that russia has been vigorously against pushing for dialogue instead this position is expected to be put to the test at the russia e.u. summit in st petersburg is all to spain's. you have syria a country which is balancing on the brink of a civil war with the european leaders is still on able to come to any agreement on the whether or not to do anything definite if in order to try and appease the situation there of course we have the peace plan produced by kofi annan which is
unfortunately being impeded by the seemingly on seizing the fighting on the all sides in the syrian conflict and one of the main things which will be in focus this time is the issue off the economic crisis in europe you have greece which just threatening to pull out from the eurozone that matter should be decided within weeks so europe is in a very precarious situation there is also the major issue of. europe's dependency on russia's natural resources this is also an area where russia and the european union countries are playing along together in a sort of a symbiotic relationship the matters of russia's accession to w t o y are also expected to be talks about it does seem as if the european and russian leaders are really set on figuring out a way to solve these problems which really have been impeding the progress in international relations and in the europe in the european region for quite some
time no. well coming up for you later in the program economic hardships move northwards thousands of could make students protest against the dramatic hiking tuition fees which will double the cost of good level education saying a government should stop pumping its southern neighbor. into the u.s. military seeks a return to vietnam as part of its build up in the asia pacific region what's being seen as a further effort to undermine china. goals . i. believe the good people feel.
sleepy good sleep sleep. sleep sleep sleep. sleep. bottom of the league. feel around the clock protests continuing on to where square in cairo is fieri of what's demonstrators say is a lead in sentencing of egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak and his associates tom barton says many are angry he's not to be executed. protests is a still occupying talk wrist where insentient tyro the second night now thousands turned out to show their anger verdict surrounding former president hosni mubarak
he was given life imprisonment some of the protesters think he should face death and sensually around some of his former aides and colleagues who were acquitted of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters last year was great anger shown to that if they think the sentences are simply too lenient this is also made more critical at this time egypt is between its first and second rounds in the presidential election i have to be vigilant brotherhoods have the ball see towards the protest camp saying that the revolution to new hampshire that if he was reelected he would try to get back child i've executed after shafique the other candidates and it was largely seen by the protesters as a cause of the old regime said that a move towards the muslim brotherhood would take egypt back to the dark times he has said i wouldn't say reinstate the old regime and that he would try to lead
egypt forward into the democratic future it's going to have a lot of convincing to get people to believe him of its offices and his folks in the capital and in other towns were raided and there have been demonstrations in other towns with more and big demonstrations and including a million man march through the capital. in their affairs journalists. three main candidates in egypt's presidential election trying to spin the reaction to mubarak's but it their own way. they are people demonstrating against one article i sentence which d.c. has never in any and but it also has to be said that there are also commentators and other people who think that the key to successful revolution is precisely to do this on the more of their own and trying to send execution and barak would be
a setback to not only egypt's revolution but also to the arab spring in general. and a key to a successful revolution is not to see america's tactics being used in an entry in democracy in egypt but the two candidates who are switched to capitalize on. said that he was in great danger just to see it and because it means that nobody is among now this is a man who was a very troubled to highlight he's traveled he was and his dies with the former who are good at the regime in the early in his campaigning. well that's more than all our stories are to dot com iran's nearest space center and there's completion and course controversy as critics fear it's just a cover for making nuclear weapons. the. head to head as the search engine is told to make changes over allegations of favoritism and abuse of market power. and.
with the end of the war and going away of the soviet union many people thought that nuclear weapons disappeared. the risk is not zero that something might be going off by mistake especially of their weapons on hair trigger alert. because of the victims to use it as a threat or as an actual weapon you know if you keep spending a trillion dollars a year on weapons of eventually you're going to blow everybody up you you know people are dying from these weapons but until we actually see it people don't wake up to nuclear weapons or a bill. that represents all the firepower of the second world war and this second sound is the equivalent firepower of the world's nuclear arsenal today.
now back to vietnam that's what the american military wants as it seeks a return to the country for its armed forces for the latest leg of his asia pacific torn u.s. defense secretary leon panetta has asked for permission for the u.s. navy to use port facilities he also announced that the majority of american warships will be deployed in the area by twenty twenty well talk show host stephen lemmon says the military buildup there is clearly aimed at china. well america is doing everything possible to maintain its dominance close globally months back obama gave a speech he said america will increase its presence in middle east and the east asia north korea is the punching bag china is the target if china knows it just the way russia knows that being encircled with us bases in america's missile shield has nothing to do with the brand and everything to do with russia and america it was
the established placing rights already has them by numerous countries in central asia japan of course and south korea china knows there's china believes that the south china sea. is what it is america wants to come in and usurp them but just imagine what if china or russia wanted its fully of america's east the west coast for the congress that would probably be an act of war. well to europe now and greece is gearing up for a parliamentary election in less than two weeks time which could mean athens scrapping its spread out deal with the e.u. and i.m.f. greece's future in the euro zone is also under intense scrutiny in an interview coming up later this hour american economist and nobel laureate eric meskin says an end to be used for national ways is still nowhere in sight. greece could go on.
into a long term depression unemployment could grow to astronomical heights it's already very high but it could it could certainly get higher. the. things are by no means currently as bad as they as they could get i see the the greek situation as a tragedy because so much of what has happened could have been prevented if europe were truly. an integrated unit. in canada thousands have again taken to the streets of quebec and they choose to demonstrations following weeks of protests and demands for tuition fee freeze the rain didn't deter the crowds from marching through montreal two days after talks between student groups in the government down when the two and a half thousand people have been arrested since protests started for three more
years doesn't colleges and universities in the province is going to change you can reports now on american influence and they can be blamed. if the canadian province of quebec a region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees around twenty five hundred dollars a year for all of the colleges and universities that's the lowest rate in north america and the taxpayers pick up the rest but that model might change as their government looks sounds they are looking across the borders and seeing what the united states are doing and trying to become closer and closer to what the united states are working on which is more and more proof is ations and so they're having these social programs that cover for everybody. tens of thousands spilled onto the streets when the government said they'd be pushing up to two weeks in fees every year and in five years the students of care back will face education costs
almost double what they are paying. i mean he knows he's a student at a montréal university she works part time at a local ice cream shop she says if the people of keg don't stand there around now in the future higher education just won't be an option for me if it's too expensive . even think about going to school because it's another world it's part of something that's accessible they're not even think about being a doctor or if you know it would be you know it's a symbol and what i was saying is so expend. so the people the poor people they want to study they have no choice but going to army for that the prospect of having to join the military to provide for their education is not the only thing about the u.s. example that scares the giving to fund skyrocketing tuition fees americans carry massive student loan debts on their shoulders we need to preserve this and become
what we've seen growing in the united states right now having a lot of students they are still paying for their university program and when they are seventy years old so we need to make sure that every students will be able to contribute to the. whole region and make sure that they have you can afford actually to start maybe here and new and new businesses the rest of north america should be looking to come back as an example of how to mobilize how student association should function through direct democracy and how they should actually organize and challenge these measures and challenge this debt shackle system. the protest clearly signalled the path that came back is willing or rather not willing to take when we look towards the united states we see a country in which the idea of access is wrapped up in the ability to pay and this is what we're seeing the resistance against that access to things like higher
education or like health care are in fact access to public goods and that there should be a way of controlling the costs and ensuring that people no matter what their monetary capabilities are able to take advantage of these kinds of programs. what the world knows about the protests here is that they have to do with students and their tuition but for people of the problem it's not so much about the economy but more about their identity and the special welfare model that they are striving to keep i'm going to check our reporting from montreal canada r.t. . now look at some other stories making international headlines this hour the death toll from sunday's plane crash in nigeria is expected to rise to around two hundred or one hundred fifty three on board died when the jet plowed into a two story building more than forty people missing under the rubble reports say the pilot was making frantic calls just before the crash the country's president has declared three days of mourning for the victims. up to sixteen suspected
taliban fighters are thought to been killed after a u.s. drone strike targeted a militant compound in northwestern pakistan is the seventh attack in the last two weeks with unconfirmed reports that foreigners are among the dead it follows increasing tension between pakistan and washington which is ignored demands to stop unmanned aircraft strikes. an aircraft fighting a remote wildfire near a southern u.s. mining town has crashed killing both crew members on board they were flying over the five thousand acre blaze on friday after the lightning strike in eastern nevada the town of money has been evacuated with more than a thousand firefighters tackling the flames is thought to be the worst blaze in mexico's history. well the time to cross to a business desk now is what waiting for stone for in the market so what's the sentiment among russian investors today marina hi carol the russian markets just
opened and i have to say there's not much optimism going around we'll give you the figures in just a moment but first let's take a look at what started everything first of all in the u.s. we're seeing the closing picture on friday and it was a sea of red which triggered a domino effect across international markets and so the dow dropped over two percent and the nasdaq over two and a half percent and this was mainly due to after it was jobs report came out for the month of may sixty nine thousand new jobs were generated which was far less than one hundred sixty five thousand jobs that was expected to be added and this was the smallest increase in the year and this didn't have a very good effect on markets as i said and if you take a look at asia they are only now reacting to this news because they were closed when they came out and you can see the nikkei shedding almost two percent for the hindsight is approaching two and a half percent and what we have there is exporters among the worst hit with miles that in over six percent we also have energy firms with our knowledge of particularly well and that's because of decline in oil prices we're get to that in
the second if we take a look at europe it was a similar picture there as well and that's is we're not only reacting to negative as jobs they are but also it's negative in my data in the region and the diag strong almost three and a half percent while another europe related news we know that cyprus may now turn out to be the next country to seek a bailout its banking system is of course exposed to greece but earlier the island rejected suggestions that it would need financial aid and at the end of june cyprus faces a deadline to find almost two billion euros and that's the new capital requirements and analysts fear that this cash will have to come from europe space funds. also according to a new report the jobless rate in the euro zone's that at eleven percent in april which was. same as in march and that's at the highest level since nine hundred ninety five and the new epicenter of european mores which is spain of course have let's hope jobless rate ending in at twenty four percent the lowest unemployment is
an austria etc around four percent there and germany bucked the trend with the right dropping by ten basis points to five point four percent. right sounds like a look at the latest figures for the russian markets you can see that the r.t.s. is dropping over one and a half percent when it comes to the my sex is slowly approaching a half a percent in the red and that's not only because investors are still reacting to the disappointing figures from the reports on in europe as well as in the u.s. but also decline in oil prices would always have a major effect on the russian economy the move to currencies the euro is still news in against the dollar and when it comes to the ruble we have updated figures right now and there's the illusion against both major currencies in fact when it comes to the month of may the russian ruble lost ten percent of its value trading at three year lows against the greenback and oil prices are still heading south as we can see the lights through this for in close to eighty one dollars eighty one dollars
and a half per barrel when it comes to the bright line is that around approaching ninety seven dollars per barrel and what we know is that of course this is harming energy dependent economies such as russia and in fact this spoke to chief economist of renaissance capital of jakarta and he outlined what kind of affects this could have on the russian economy. we should not forget that the current budget is based on one hundred fifteen or pricing or prices already at a company hundred dollars so this means that they're going to have probably a little bit of a fiscal deficit means the current account is going to be smaller probably we're going to see a continuation of cover to our future economy but as you know in the first quarter of this year because of the blue variable last week in particular when compared to one emerging market economies because we grew by five percent even though we do believe that we're going to see a more you ration in the priest if you cannot make a period in the second half of the year i think that russia has to be able to grow about about people in two thousand and twelve. all right carol next hour european markets will open almost see foresee